Vaxholm is a cute and nice city located in the idyllic archipelago of Stockholm. There is many possibilities to find idyllic places in all these islands, but Vaxholm is very accessible. It is just from 30 km from the capital, and i could reach this place by bus. Moreover the travelcard pass works for this ride so it is very interesting. I could spent an half day there.
The village is very typic with beautiful colors of the houses, Vaxholm counts numerous charming restaurants and shops. The place is surrounded by the water and we can see many islands all around. Just in front there is the fortress where you can easily reach by boat in just few minutes. This fortress was used to defend Stockholm during many centuries.
Many sailing boat navigate on the sea. We can see fisherman cabin made of wood in peacefull places along the shore. We can walk all around Waxholm by small paths crossing the beautiful houses. It was a real pleasure to observe the landscape, to walk in the streets and and to picnic on a wooden table in a quiet place along the sea. I thing that in summer this place has to be so full. At my moment it was great with just few other tourists. During a trip in Stockholm it is easy to go outside of the city to discover locations like Vaxolm.